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Paranoid Android
(Joe G.)


Member Since: Sunday, December 26 2004 @ 01:17 AM CST
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Location: Carrollton, Texas USA
Song Comments: 38
Song Votes: 14
Forum Posts: 8
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Total Points: 480.70
Bio:
Hey MacJams. I am Joe Gardner. I have been uploading to this site for about 7 years now, with the occasional few year break.
In high school (class of '06) I played in a psychedelic heavy garage rock band called The Pyramid Scheme. During this time I was also writing "Plastic Culture" and "Vesuvius" (feat. on my Macjams.)
Toward the end of high school, becoming obsessed with Bob Dylan yet retaining the Pink Floyd and psychedelic influence, the albums "Luxury Town Homes," and "Probabilities" were recorded.
After high school, I started diving into more electronics with programs like Reason, my microKORG synth, and eventually a KORG electribe.
Quitting the band and going solo in 2008 I became Mental Dentist, recording a variety of electronic and acoustic jams that would become "Do Not Mind."
During this time I became heavily disenchanted with my hometown of Dallas, so I moved to Austin. I spent a lot of time alone in my apartment recording music that eventually went on the record "Gardner Country." This album was popular among family and friends and got me feeling confident about my character as a songwriter.
With this new confidence, I felt very fed up with my lifestyle of bartending and waiting tables, making just enough money to get wasted and hardly be productive as I ought to be in the musical realm.
I started off on a project called "20 Roars," influenced by surf sounds of bands like the Ventures, latin flavors from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and desert soundscapes inspired by Morricone soundtracks. I left my job, my apartment, and drove around from Austin to Dallas to Denton to College Station, attempting to be a ramblin' man and survive by couch surfing.
After winding up broke and broken up with, I had to start working again and realized I must start a band to survive.
End Wave was formed with John Aldridge from Austin group Black and White Years, and Gabriel Ceballos, a green peace activist who we met on the street one day.
Things didn't work out with Gabe, so John and I continued on as End Wave, cycling through all sorts of random styles, even sometimes comedic, usually just slightly bizarre.
Over 2 years, we've been playing in Austin making our name, honing and developing our sound as time goes on.
Paranoid Android's Songs (36)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
06.02.12 Little Bot 0.00 (0) 1178 (4) Electronic 08.14.12 Active
05.22.09 Ghost Man 10.00 (1) 3300 (8) Folk (contemporary) 06.15.09 Active
11.30.08 Skeptical Baby 9.67 (3) 2991 (11) Folk (contemporary) 12.30.08 Active
11.04.08 Joseph's Dream 10.00 (1) 1703 (5) Folk (contemporary) 03.19.09 Active
11.03.08 Hang on to Your Red Coat 8.00 (2) 2072 (5) Acoustic Rock 11.07.08 Active
10.30.08 Scream Cheese 0.00 (0) 1684 (3) Dance-Club 11.02.08 Active
10.30.08 Awful Tease 0.00 (0) 1837 (4) Pop (Alternative) 11.04.08 Active
06.10.07 Sitting in my Head Behind My Eyes, Pushing Buttons and Pulling Wires 7.00 (1) 2657 (6) Progressive Rock 11.04.08 Active
06.09.07 Live Feed 8.67 (3) 2614 (6) Alternative Rock 11.03.08 Active
06.08.07 What's With The Long Legged Face? 8.44 (4) 2903 (15) Indie Rock 06.19.07 Active
06.08.07 Elephant Tux 0.00 (0) 2200 (0) Dance-Club N/A Active
06.06.07 Barrel of Laughs 0.00 (0) 1989 (0) Dance-Club N/A Active
08.30.06 Anniversary Insurance 0.00 (0) 1769 (0) Rock N/A Active
08.28.06 Candice [live] 0.00 (0) 1764 (2) Rock & Roll 09.02.06 Active
07.31.06 Space Chase 8.06 (4) 1851 (1) Progressive Rock 07.31.06 Active
07.27.06 Television Scream 8.25 (1) 2030 (2) Rock 03.04.10 Active
07.27.06 Memoirs of Acrobatic Twin XC-8, Saver of the Life Force Union 8.00 (1) 1696 (1) Electropop 07.27.06 Active
07.26.06 House Swarm Inc. 0.00 (0) 1753 (0) Experimental N/A Active
07.26.06 That's Apocalypse Weather For You 5.75 (1) 1917 (2) Dance-Club 08.03.06 Active
01.25.06 Anonymous Death Letter From Who-Knows-Where 7.75 (2) 2043 (3) Techno 01.25.06 Active
01.16.06 Our Ratings Are Through The Roof! 8.11 (7) 1927 (4) Dance-Club 01.17.06 Active
01.14.06 Luminous Colour Is Unreal And Far-Fetched 7.10 (5) 1785 (4) Psychedelic 01.20.06 Active
12.29.05 Ant Hill (live) 5.00 (1) 2037 (1) Progressive Rock 01.13.06 Active
12.28.05 Candice 7.42 (3) 3445 (1) Rock & Roll 01.03.06 Active
12.25.05 Transcendental Lullaby For Disgruntled Sheep 6.00 (1) 1756 (4) Dance-Club 01.12.06 Active
12.25.05 Alter Ego Trip 7.75 (2) 2137 (4) Punk-Grunge 08.15.08 Active
12.25.05 Orientation 5.25 (1) 1924 (3) Rock (instrumental) 12.27.05 Active
12.24.05 Hydroplaning 7.31 (4) 2213 (3) Rock 01.02.06 Active
12.22.05 Subtle Paradigm Shift 7.00 (1) 2401 (3) Electropop 12.23.05 Active
12.19.05 Vesuvius 7.92 (3) 2987 (4) Progressive Rock 10.24.06 Active
04.07.05 Ant Hill 7.25 (4) 2559 (4) Progressive Rock 04.10.05 Active
04.07.05 Fashionable At A Funeral 5.92 (3) 2126 (1) Punk-Grunge 04.07.05 Active
01.20.05 If I Were Blind I Would Try Harder 5.50 (3) 2694 (6) Punk-Grunge 07.13.09 Active
01.04.05 Hard To Sleep In The Texas Heat 7.38 (4) 1829 (3) Rock & Roll 01.09.05 Active
01.02.05 Carpel Tunnel 6.04 (6) 1708 (2) Progressive Rock 01.02.05 Active
12.29.04 Empty Bank Blues 6.58 (6) 2260 (1) Blues (traditional) 12.29.04 Active
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Music Background I learned piano at 4, guitar at 11, singing and songwriting at 16, then began synthesis and drum programming at 17.
Music Skills Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Synth, Singing, Rapping, Programming
Music Hardware Fender American Strat, Gibson J-50, Fender 12-string, Korg EMX, Shure SM7, PreSonus Compressor, PreSonus Audiobox VSL
Music Software Live
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